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Helping Syrian child refugees overcome trauma through theatre

In exile for her dislike of the Assad regime, Syrian actor Raghad Makhlouf decided to help distressed young refugees with acting workshops. By Jameela Freitas.

Filed in: Syria

Under darkness, Gazans mark a new year

Lydia Noon speaks to residents suffering Israel’s decade-long blockade.

Filed in: Palestine

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

Filed in: Israel Middle East Palestine

A turning point for Kurds across the Middle East

Kurds find themselves in the eye of a fast paced and changing storm in the Middle East. Karlos Zurutuza interviews Riza Altun.

Filed in: Iraq Turkey

Awakening from the winter sleep – a year on from Tahir Elçi’s murder

A year ago today, human rights lawyer and founder of Amnesty International Turkey, Tahir Elçi, was gunned down, Türkan Elçi, his wife, reflects on what happened that day.

Filed in: Human Rights Turkey

‘I always carry Syria in my heart’

Rana Taloo, a Syrian humanitarian aid worker on the Turkish-Syrian border, tells her story.

Filed in: Turkey

Israel keeps Bilal Kayed in 'administrative detention'

The prisoner is the latest victim of Israel’s form of detention, which doesn’t entail charge nor trial, Noreen Sadik writes.

Filed in: Human Rights Israel Palestine

No place to fall sick: How refugees are barred from healthcare

The UN announced the suspension of aid to Syria after a deadly attack on a convoy near Aleppo. But air strikes are not the only obstacle to humanitarian aid, writes Isabelle Gerretsen.

Filed in: Europe Lebanon Sweden United Kingdom

Yezidi refugees: stranded sisterhood unites to draw strength through adversity

Thousands of Yezidi women and children remain hostages of Islamic State. Maria Serrano reports.

Filed in: Afghanistan Iraq

Beirut, my city

Green shoots of hope spring up among the rubble of discontent, writes Reem Haddad.

Filed in: Lebanon

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

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